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The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is an internet-based digital library of education research and information sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides access to bibliographic records of journal and non-journal literature from 1966 to the present. ERIC also contains a growing collection of materials in Adobe PDF format. ERIC's mission is to provide a comprehensive, easy-to-use, searchable Internet-based bibliographic ...



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Organized around the theme of "challenges," the 11th edition of "Your Reading" offers annotations of more than 1,200 books for young adults. Intended for teachers, librarians, parents, and students, this booklist presents recently published books that can be read for many purposes--for sheer enjoyment of the story, to pique curiosity or satisfy it, to find new information or confirm old, to complete school assignments, or for the exhilaration of escape. It is divided into...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Fiction, Junior High Schools, Middle...
This handbook provides basic information on the needs of young children (ages 3-8) whose multiple disabilities include visual impairments. Chapters address: (1) common disabilities associated with visual impairment, the primary educational needs of these children, and the complexity involved in teaching them; (2) the need for clearly defined program philosophies, goals, and practices to promote meaningful learning opportunities, including meeting exceptional learning needs, involving the child...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Behavior Problems, Communication Skills, Daily Living Skills, Early Childhood...
This book contains 13 papers on the socioeconomic development, legal, gender, philosophical, and human rights dimensions of state governance within the context of social, economic, and political processes in Sierra Leone and Kenya. The Political Literacy and Civic Education (PLACE) Project, which was sponsored by the British Overseas Development Administration through the International Community Education Association, is credited with being the book's catalyst. The following papers are...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Citizenship Education, Civil...
Divided into eight documents, an introduction and guides to the program for levels 1-7 (which corresponds to grades 4-10, respectively), this material makes up the civic education program for schools in the Northwest Territories (Canada). The introductory guide includes a statement of philosophy and goals, an overview of the program, considerations and goals for implementation, and the addresses of publishers and organizations that civics teachers may find useful. The focus of the activities...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Citizenship Education, Civics, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Elementary...
The July 1993 report of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Gender Equity Task Force concluded that clear evidence indicated that the organization had been unsuccessful in providing equitable opportunity to participate in intercollegiate athletics for women. This book, first published in 1994 and targeted to college and university administrators, general counsel, faculty athletics representatives, Title IX and equal opportunity officers, athletics administrators, staff, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Sex Fairness, College Athletics, Womens Athletics, Sexual Harassment, Compliance...
This book, on the nature and problems of inappropriate drug use by older adults, provides researchers and health practitioners with an up-to-date survey and overview of the literature on drug use, misuse, and abuse among the elderly. The volume provides abstracts of 100 selected scientific articles on the major topic areas in the field. The bibliography represents a fairly comprehensive listing of the United States literature with some relevant foreign materials. The abstracted publications,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Abstracts, Behavior Patterns, Drinking, Drug Abuse, Drug Rehabilitation, Geriatrics,...
The bibliography lists almost 4,000 books, articles, pamphlets, and research papers about women and feminism. All items in this third volume were published or in progress in 1973-1974. The items are classified by the topics of abortion, arts and media, contemporary women's movement, cultural studies, education, employment, family organization, government and politics, history, legal status, literary criticism, mental and physical health, rape, religion, sex roles and sex differences, sexuality,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Abortions, Bibliographies, Cross Cultural Studies, Employed Women, Employment, Family...
This volume is part of a series of 18 monographs on service learning and the academic disciplines. These essays focus on nursing, examining partnerships between education and service, nurse and person, and profession and community. Chapters describe both theoretical and experiential ways in which nursing has begun to incorporate service-learning as a methodology in many diverse settings and with many communities of interest. Following the Introduction by Jane S. Norbeck, Charlene Connolly, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Allied Health Occupations Education, Case Studies, Clinical Teaching (Health...
This book of readings was developed to increase the reader's awareness of the cultural and social issues which face children and their counselors. It draws attention to environmental factors which impinge on both teaching and counseling techniques, and encourages counselors to re-examine their roles and interventions for the 1990s. The readings show counselors in elementary schools how to help children grow and develop in a changing world. Each chapter of the book contains articles that have...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Behavior, Change, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Role,...
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MARANAO, OF THE MALAYO-POLYNESIAN LANGUAGE GROUP, IS ONE OF THE EIGHT MAJOR LANGUAGES IN THE PHILIPPINES AND IS SPOKEN BY 400,000 MOSLEMS ON THE ISLAND OF MINDANAO. THIS DICTIONARY, BASED PRIMARILY ON THE SPOKEN FORM OF THE LANGUAGE, CONTAINS 18,000 MARANAO ENTRIES IN PART I AND THEIR ALPHABETIZED ENGLISH GLOSSES CROSS-REFERENCED IN PART II. THE INTRODUCTION INCLUDES A SKETCH OF MARANAO GRAMMAR TO AID THE READER IN IDENTIFYING BASE FORMS (USED FOR THE ENTRIES) AND A RATHER EXTENSIVE...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Botany, Computer Programs, Cultural Context, Dictionaries, Grammar, Lexicography,...
The concepts of sovereignty and trust form the core of the American Indian Policy Review Commission's final report. The commission's responsibility, derived from PL 93-580, was to conduct a comprehensive review of historical/legal developments underlying the Indian/federal government relationship and to recommend necessary policy revisions. After considering the work of 11 task forces assigned by Congress to investigate major areas of contemporary importance to Indian people, the commission...
Topics: ERIC Archive, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Community Services, Consultants,...
Daily news reports portray Latinos--especially immigrant families--as suffering from a variety of problems. Latino men increasingly fill the prisons. Teenagers dropping from high schools. Young children entering kindergarten already behind. But newborns of Latino immigrants are remarkably healthy, and children display robust levels of social development in their early years, often achieving high grades in school--despite growing-up in poor communities. Most Latino children are raised in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Immigrants, Hispanic Americans, Social Development, Scaffolding...
The chapters in this book were written by teachers to share strategies they have found effective in the mathematics classroom. Most describe a teaching idea or activity in sufficient detail for other teachers in elementary, middle, and secondary schools to be able to use it. The chapters concern: manipulative materials, developing a mathematics program, problem solving, fraction games, word problems (for kids by kids), teaching students to think in mathematics to make conjectures, using a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Manipulative...
This sourcebook presents reading guides for 39 literary works frequently used by scondary school English teachers. The guides contain an overview of the work, a pool of instructional objectives for each work, a variety of activities, a series of discussion options, suggestions for evaluation, and annotated lists of related works. Included are: "Foreword" (T. C. Ley); "Overview of Critical Approaches" (A. Dunlop and D. Clark); "Conrad Aiken's 'Silent Snow, Secret...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Authors, Class Activities, English Curriculum, English Instruction, English...
This study of "Preservice Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Beliefs about Teaching Geometric Transformations (GTs) using Geometer's Sketchpad (GSP)" aimed to explore the beliefs hold by preservice secondary mathematics teachers about teaching geometric transformations with Geometer's Sketchpad. In this study, I applied three methodological iterations. The first iteration was a pilot study of Preservice Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Beliefs about Teaching Mathematics with Technology....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Geometric...
Pointing out that understanding, considering, preparing, modeling, teaching, collaborating, assessing, and supporting are steps along the path to using literature in the classroom, the essays in this book provide a solid background for those teachers who are considering making the transition to literature-based instruction in their classrooms. Essays and their authors are: (1) "Questions of Definition" (Glenna Sloan); (2) "Perspectives on the Use of Children's Literature in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Childrens Literature, Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, Integrated...
This 2001 annual publication contains 31 articles on topics germane to the history of education. Each year, this journal publishes papers presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest History of Education Society. After the "Introduction" (R. J. Taggart) articles in this year's issue are: "Origins of the American Federation of Teachers: Issues and Trends between the Two Great World Wars" (D. T. Martin); "Class, Race, and Curriculum in Small Pennsylvania Mill Towns of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary...
This eight-part book contains 69 articles which address topics related to helping students become effective thinkers. The articles are organized under these categories: (1) the need to teach students to think; (2) creating school conditions for thinking; (3) what is thinking? deciding on definitions; (4) a curriculum for thinking; (5) thinking pervades the curriculum; (6) teaching for thinking; (7) teaching strategies; and (8) assessing growth in thinking abilities. The book lists other...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cognitive Processes, Comprehension, Concept Formation, Creative Thinking, Critical...
This report describes the outcomes of a 3-year project that investigated the effectiveness of mnemonic instruction of secondary students with learning disabilities. Classroom-based mnemonic instruction was implemented in junior-high school self-contained classrooms. The report first presents theoretical and empirical support for mnemonic instructional techniques. Second, a thorough review of recent research in mnemonic instruction of special populations is provided. Third, a detailed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Classroom Techniques, Cues, Junior High Schools, Keywords, Learning Disabilities,...
To translate the recent research in writing and oral communication into useful suggestions for classroom practice, to focus on ways teachers can help their students grow as writers and speakers, and to stress activities that do not isolate the language arts into units and sever skills from content learning, the articles in this book were prepared by teachers, researchers, and writers. The nine articles are (1) Learning Better, Learning More: In the Home and Across the Curriculum," by Ann...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational...
This module is the second in a series of 12 learning modules designed to teach occupational mathematics. Blocks of informative material and rules are followed by examples and practice problems. The solutions to the practice problems are found at the end of the module. Specific topics covered include rounding off, precision of measurement, and the concept of least precise measurement. (YLB)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Arithmetic, Community Colleges, Decimal Fractions, Individualized Instruction,...
The purpose of this handbook is to provide information on the fundamental requirements, as set down in the Federal law and policy, that are necessary in planning Title I, Elementary Secondary Education Act proposals. Also, this handbook is meant to clarify Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and its amendments. It provides a further elaboration of Health Education Welfare Department Program Guides 44 and 45A for Title I. The handbook is organized to reflect in sequence...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Compensatory Education, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Program...
In the traditional African society (TAS), the child is allowed to interact with learning materials and situations. Consequently, learning becomes relevant, meaningful, and purposeful in relation to the individual and the society. In the modern African society (MAS), education has been at best an experiment that is marked with inconsistencies in education systems. As a result, the youth are left confused as they are swept from one system to another without the benefit of counseling. In the TAS,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Child Development, Child Rearing, Counseling, Foreign Countries, Individual Needs,...
THE SPECIFIC FAILINGS ARE DISCUSSED IN THE SEMANTIC THEORY OF KATZ AND FODOR PROPOSED WITHIN CHOMSKY'S CURRENT TRANSFORMATIONAL FRAMEWORK. THE FIRST DEALS WITH THE SO-CALLED "RELATIONAL" CONCEPTS. FOR EXAMPLE, IT IS NOT EASY TO SEE HOW ANY SLIGHT MODIFICATION OF THE NOTION OF "SEMANTIC FEATURE" CAN LEAD TO THE CORRECT INTERPRETATION OF COMPARATIVE SENTENCES. THE SECOND IS THAT "ENTAILMENT RULES" ARE NOT PROVIDED, WHICH OPERATE IN THE FOLLOWING WAY--THERE IS A...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English, Grammar, Linguistic Theory, Semantics, Transformational Generative Grammar,...
This volume contains papers submitted to the 11th Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES), held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 14-17 May 2013, and papers submitted to the 1st International Distance Partner Conference, organized by the International Research Centre "Scientific Cooperation," Rostov-on-Don, Russia. The 11th BCES Conference theme is "Education in One World: Perspectives from Different Nations." The Distance Partner Conference...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conferences (Gatherings), Conference Papers, Comparative Education, Global Approach,...
This document begins with a paper titled "Accommodating for Greater Student Variance in Local Schools" by Jacqueline Thousand and Richard Villa, which identifies the fundamental characteristics of successful heterogeneous public schools and describes specific examples of educational and organizational practices that enable schools to accommodate greater student variance. A bibliography of references from the ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database is then presented,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Learning, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Heterogeneous...
LESSON MATERIALS FOR THE TEACHING OF NORWEGIAN WERE PREPARED FOR ELEMENTARY AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL LEVELS BY A GROUP OF SIX TEACHERS OF NORWEGIAN DURING A WORKSHOP HELD AT UCLA IN THE SUMMER OF 1966. THE SET OF 40 LESSONS FOR ELEMENTARY GRADES THAT WERE PRODUCED IN MIMEOGRAPHED FORM WERE PREPARED FOR THE USE OF CHILDREN WHOSE PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THEIR YOUNG ONES LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF THEIR FOREFATHERS. THE LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION IS PRESENTED IN THE CONTENT OF A GIRL'S VISIT...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Audiolingual Methods, Cultural Awareness, FLES, Grammar, Instructional Materials,...
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A Tagalog reader designed for adult students beyond the intermediate level contains 30 lessons in agriculture, art, economics, education, history, language, literature, medicine, music, political science, religion, and sociology. Each unit contains four sections: (1) a reading passage with numbered paragraphs and underlined vocabulary words, for later reference; (2) two word lists containing general and specialized or technical vocabulary, defined as used in the text, with parts of speech,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Advanced Courses, Creative Writing, Cultural Education, Foreign...
Nineteen scholarly papers and seventeen abstracts comprise the content of the fifteenth annual Brick and Click Libraries Conference, held annually at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The proceedings, authored by academic librarians and presented at the symposium, portray the contemporary and future face of librarianship. The 2015 paper and abstract titles include: (1) Did You See What I Did? Three Steps to Effective Marketing (Corie Dugas); (2) Sustaining Electronic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Instruction, Information Literacy,...
The conference proceedings include the following papers: (1) Digital Storytelling: An Alternative Instructional Approach (Ruben R. Puentedura); (2) Digital Storytelling: Old Ways, New Tools (Laurie Burruss); (3) The Adding Machine: Remote Digital Storytelling and Performance (George Brown and James Ferolo); (4) Building and Supporting a Large-Institution Digital Media Service (Chris Millet); (5) DAM if You Do! BlueStream Digital Asset Management Infrastructure (Louis E. King); (6) A Call for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conferences (Gatherings), Creativity, Educational Innovation, Story Telling,...
The second volume of papers commissioned by Foundations, a project designed to examine the career development needs of students entering the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, this document contains papers that deal with the instructional components of learning. An introduction presents a conceptual framework for the Foundations project, focusing on the interaction among the student, the teacher, and the content area being studied. Section I, on teacher roles and instructional...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Career Development, Competency Based Education, Experiential Learning, Hearing...
This report provides a framework for understanding the processes of innovation, dissemination, and knowledge utilization (D&U) and it reviews the relevant literature in education and other fields of practice within this framework. D&U is viewed as a transfer of messages by various media between resource systems and users. Major sections analyze characteristics of individuals and organizations which inhibit or facilitate this transfer. The process is interpreted at four levels; the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Information Dissemination, Information Utilization, Innovation, Literature Reviews,...
This monograph presents an overview of experiential learning from five perspectives. Following a history of experiential learning in 20th century adult education, the essay first offers a summary of the reflective constructivist view of experiential learning. The constructivist approach is taken by educators seeking to enhance the process of adult learners' reflections on experience, by instigating holistic experiences in instructional settings, by coaching and mentoring adults to enhance their...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult...
This teaching guide introduces students to early 20th century European and American art. Through critically viewing and discussing art images and participating in related activities, students are encouraged to explore the historical and cultural context within which the art was created. This guide includes background information and an overview essay about major art trends, including: Nonrepresentational Art; Fauvism; German Expressionism; Cubism; Futurism; Dada; Surrealism; and Social Realism....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Art, Art Activities, Art Criticism, Art Education, Art History, Elementary Secondary...
This report focuses on the proposals, materials, programs produced, and the results that occur when new teachers and their students become involved with exemplary science materials and with teachers judged to be exemplary. This project enrolled exceptional teachers who could work together in class groups with some common purpose as to science approach or with some purpose peculiar to specific K-12 grade levels. The teachers conducted inservice workshops, wrote articles, prepared curricula, made...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education,...
The two volumes comprising this text represent the beginning and intermediate levels of a course in the Quechua language for speakers of Spanish. Based on the "Audio Lingual Materials" format, the ten lessons in the the first volume generally contain: (1) a short dialog and a supplementary vocabulary section or adapted dialog which present new structures, (2) explanation of new grammatical structures, presented in non-technical linguistic terminology, and (3) a number of repetition,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Audiolingual Skills, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Quechua, Spanish...
This course on the language of Sri Lanka is intended to be taken under a Sinhala-speaking instructor. The present module is intended as a reference manual on Sinhala structures which will supplement and expand on the brief notes that appear in Module 2 (see related documents). After a brief explanation of the Sinhala sound system, the grammatical system is described under the following main headings: introduction to nouns, cases, definite and indefinite forms of the noun, basic classes of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Form Classes (Languages), Grammar, Learning Modules, Phonology, Postsecondary...
This anthology of articles, selected from writings in the "Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance" and the "Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport" (previously "Research Quarterly") over a 10-year period, offers insights into the growth in dance education and the changes during those years in pedagogical, creative, and philosophical issues. The collection of 37 articles is divided into 8 sections: (1) "Pathmakers: A Historical...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Aesthetic Values, Athletics, Childhood Needs, Dance, Dance Education, Dance Therapy,...
An assessment model is presented that breaks reading down into six discrete skill areas that are both teachable and assessable. The six traits of an effective reader are: (1) decoding conventions; (2) establishing comprehension; (3) realizing content; (4) developing interpretation; (5) integrating for synthesis; and (6) critiquing for evaluation. Chapter 1 explains and develops these traits. Chapters 2 through 5 are devoted to specific grade levels, outlining reading development and effective...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Reading...
Includes the following among 52 papers: "Accelerated Degree Programs" (Anderson et al.); "Basic Skills in the Workplace" (Askov); "Breaking All the Rules" (Baird); "Data Mining for Factors Affecting the Implementation of Interactive, Computer-Mediated Instructional Techniques for Students at a Distance" (Bielema); "Continuing Higher Education in Hungary" (Boyer); "Program Development Using Distance Learning Technologies" (Boyer);...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Bachelors Degrees,...
This collection of 12 essays examines the school's need to establish a collaborative environment as a precondition for its own development. The following chapters explore the necessary shift in schools from a bureaucratic to a professional mode: (1) "Recanting Bureaucracy: A Democratic Structure for Leadership in Schools" (D. L. Clarke and J. M. Meloy); (2) "Teacher Professionalism: Why and How" (L. Darling-Hammond); and (3) "What Are Schools of Education For?" (S....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperation, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational...
THE DIRECTORY CONTAINS INFORMATION FOR THE DEAF AND PERSONS WORKING WITH THE DEAF. CERTIFIED TEACHERS OF THE DEAF (INCLUDING CANADA) AND STUDENT TEACHERS (BY COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY) ARE LISTED. PERSONS TEACHING COURSES ON EDUCATION OF THE DEAF AND TEACHERS COLLEGES ARE LISTED ALONG WITH PERTINENT INFORMATION. A DIRECTORY OF SERVICES INCLUDES RELIGIOUS WORK, ORGANIZATIONS OF AND FOR THE DEAF, ADULT EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS, CHILDREN'S SUMMER CAMPS, REHABILITATION AND PROFESSIONAL...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Clinics, Deafness, Directories, Hearing Therapy, Organizations (Groups),...
This abstract bibliography lists approxiately 365 selected resources (published from 1972 through 1990) for promoting the participation of people with developmental and other disabilities in all aspects of community life. The bibliography concentrates more heavily on books, monographs, and unpublished and publicly available documents than on journal articles. It promotes a "support" rather than a "program" paradigm. The six sections of the bibliography deal with the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Advocacy, Behavior Problems, Community Planning, Delivery Systems, Developmental...
Seven papers examine a number of issues that have dominated school finance research and policy in the 1970s. Among the topics covered are revenue limitation movements and school finance reform, with papers on experiences in California and Nevada; educational equity, including equity in both taxpayer rates and expenditures per student; price indices for educational inputs measures of school district wealth and the effects of urban fiscal stress on educational financing. A preface briefly...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cost Indexes, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equalization Aid,...
This monograph derives from a conference sponsored by the Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences. The goals of the conference were (1) to establish channels of communication between health care evaluators from different disciplines and from different countries in the Americas, and (2) to promote an exchange of information and experience in evaluation techniques: comparing approaches, methods, needed resources, difficulties, achievements, and failures. Of primary...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, Child Care, Children, Community Education, Evaluation Methods, Family...
This guide presents strategies for the prevention of emotional/behavioral disabilities, beginning before birth and continuing into young adulthood. It focuses on strategies that promote competent social behavior, identification of risk factors in development of antisocial behavior, and interventions to prevent the development of antisocial behavior. Prevention programs that have been proven effective are described along with the family, school, and community strategies they use. Individual...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Behavior Disorders, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Elementary...
This eight-volume student text is designed for use by Air Force personnel enrolled in a self-study extension course for pest management specialists. Covered in the individual volumes are civil engineering; pest management (entomology, pest management planning and coordination, and safety and protective equipment); pest management chemicals and equipment (pesticides in the environment, pesticide characteristics and classification, and pesticide dispersal equipment); disease vectors (mosquitoes,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Agricultural Chemical Occupations, Agricultural Education, Behavioral Objectives,...
In this paper the authors argue that the decision structures of educational institutions are multi-level, multi-decision-maker hierarchies which can be described and analyzed in decision theoretic terms and that these multi-levels, multi-decision-maker hierarchies can be reduced to equivalent one-level, one-decision-maker formulations, which can be solved either analytically or numerically by the techniques presented. Illustrative examples are given which identify and then solve for a set of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Planning, Weathersby, George B., Wagner, W. Gary, Resource Allocation,...
This annotated bibliography is intended for use as a reference volume by educational administrators. It contains 321 annotations of documents and journal articles, all of which are indexed in the ERIC system. The chapters cover 20 topics of current interest to the practitioner. The materials annotated were selected to give the reader a good idea of the major issues and proposed solutions in each of the 20 fields. (Author)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Administrator Evaluation, Advisory Committees, Annotated Bibliographies, Community...
This publication contains a final report and curriculum materials for a workplace literacy partnership program. The final project report includes the following: a project overview, goal analysis, statistical data on learners served, summaries on instruction, recommendations, dissemination and evaluation activities, and instruments with results. The training packets cover these topics: learning to learn and to think on the job, improving communication skills on the job, improving writing skills...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Communication Skills, Cooperative Programs,...
This dissertation captures the 10-year contemporary history of implementing the facilities element of New Jersey's historic Abbott v. Burke decision. New Jersey's Legislature and Governor took this Supreme Court decision and created legislation responding to multiple constituencies and lobbyists while shaping a school construction program to be deposited within a government agency for implementation. While not the largest in nominal dollar value, New Jersey's program was possibly the widest in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Court Litigation, State Legislation, School Construction, Educational Facilities,...
This report is an assessment of the overall effectiveness of the Project Head Start Training and Technical Assistance Program (T/TA) in achieving Head Start objectives and improving program quality. Analysis in the report focuses on the overall management process, delivery system, quality of training and technical assistance provided, and its effects on the program. More than 1000 interviews were conducted with program directors, OCD personnel, community leaders, providers (medical consultants...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Administration, Community Support, Data Analysis, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood...
This bibliography on Canadian bilingualism includes a very large number of useful resources, including newspaper articles. Each chapter has two sections: an introduction presenting the problems related to the particular topic of the chapter, and a bibliographic section. A general introduction defines the object of the research and presents the main problems related to each of the fourteen categories of the bibliography. The bibliography is divided according to the following schema: (1)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Bilingualism, Cultural Context, Cultural Pluralism, Demography, Economic Factors,...
This directory is the tenth edition published by the American Institute of Physics listing colleges and universities which offer degree programs in physics, astronomy and astrophysics, and the staff members who teach the courses. Institutions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico are indexed separately, both geographically and alphabetically. Also included is an alphabetical index of personnel. The document is available for sale by Department DAPD, the American Institute of Physics, 335 East...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Astronomy, College Faculty, College Science, Curriculum, Directories, Educational...
This supplement to the Peace Corps Course in Tunisian Arabic is intended primarily for Peace Corps volunteers, but is also useful to other English speakers who wish to acquire systematically a knowledge of Tunisian Arabic. The dictionary consists of two parts. The lexicon, which begins with a chart of all the phonetic symbols used in the dictionary, explains the main points of Tunisian Arabic grammar. The main body of the work follows, with separate English-Tunisian Arabic and Tunisian...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Arabic, Dictionaries, English, Grammar, Language Instruction, Multilingual Materials,...
These 12 issues of "Exceptional Parent" present a variety of articles and other information relevant to parents of children with disabilities. The January issue provides an annual directory of national organizations, associations, products, and services. Other monthly issues each have several articles relating to a particular theme, including: (1) early intervention, (2) mobility, (3) summer activities, (4) recreational activities and services, (5) telecommunications, (6) teenagers...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adolescents, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Child Rearing, Children, Disabilities,...
This conference focused on the many elements of distance education that must be integrated into a smooth-functioning whole that provides a quality learning experience. This proceedings contains 76 papers presented at information sessions, 14 workshop papers, and one addendum. Topics include learning environments; learning strategies; funding; teaching methods; front-end planning; instructional design; learner and teacher support; traversing state boundaries with distance education; distributed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education,...
This book, one in the series on Aerospace Education III, includes a discussion of the essentials of propulsion, control, and guidance and the conditions of space travel. Chapter 1 provides a brief account of basic laws of celestial mechanics. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 are devoted to the chemical principles of propulsion. Included are the basics of thrust, the differences between solid and liquid propellant engines, devices for generating electrical power in space, the potentialities of nuclear and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Aerospace Education, Aerospace Technology, Energy, Fundamental Concepts,...
This monograph advocates developing the leadership skills of gifted children and youth. Discussion centers on what leadership is, what it is not, and why it is critical for this population. The monograph addresses the following leadership development issues: why leadership education should be taught; identification of leaders; leadership development for culturally different populations; rationales and goals of leadership programs; conceptual models; instructional models; organizational options;...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cultural Awareness, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted,...
The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the organizations and individuals who are able to reach minority groups to tell them about job training and job opportunities are listed in this directory, alphabetically by State and city. This edition of the directory covers black universities and colleges, and black fraternities and sororities. Comprehensiveness in coverage was attained by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the National Urban League, the Bureau of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Apprenticeships, Black Colleges, Black Organizations, Check Lists, Directories,...
The four issues of the 1998 bibliography, published in German, contain annotated listings of materials of interest to modern foreign language teachers. Introductory sections give instructions in the design and use of the bibliography, and a list of relevant periodicals, publishers, and institutions is provided. Subsequent sections include: annotated citations of research reports, articles, and books, with subject and author indexes; annotated citations of instructional materials, with subject...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Annotated Bibliographies, Information Sources, Instructional Materials, Language...
This book describes courses on women's studies for the high school curriculum in literature and language and in history and social studies. Based on the women's social movement, women's studies is an alternative curriculum with goals to raise student consciousness about sexist curricula and society, compensate for the omission of women from curricula, develop research and knowledge needed to broaden curricula, and recover the history and culture of all women. Preceding the course descriptions...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Educational Innovation, Females, Feminism,...
The word frequency lists presented in this publication were compiled to create a database for further research into vocabulary use, especially the variation in vocabulary due to differences in situation and social group membership. Taken from the natural conversations of 40 target children (four and a half to five years old) with their families, friends, teachers, and preschool classmates, the word lists are offered according to socioeconomic status and race: white middle class, black middle...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Child Language, Computational Linguistics, Language Research, Language Styles,...
MATERIALS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM 78 PUBLISHERS FOR USE IN THE TEACHING OF READING ARE CLASSIFIED AND DESCRIBED ACCORDING TO TITLE, TYPE, READING DIFFICULTY, INTEREST LEVEL, AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT. NO EVALUATIVE JUDGMENTS WERE MADE. CITED MATERIALS INCLUDE BASAL READING MATERIALS, SPECIFIC READING SKILL MATERIALS, AND REMEDIAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL MATERIALS SUCH AS WORKBOOKS AND PROGRAMED TEXTS. TRADE BOOKS, FILMS, FILMSTRIPS, AND MECHANICAL TEACHING AIDS ARE NOT INCLUDED UNLESS THEY ARE...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adults, Basic Reading, Developmental Reading, Educational Media, Elementary School...
This document consists of one volume (3 issues) of a serial devoted to law-related education (LRE) that offers background information on a wide range of legal issues with teaching strategies for LRE. The themes for the issues include: (1) character education; (2) conflict resolution; and (3) the 1996 election. Each issue proposes teaching methods that involve class discussions and collaborative learning, such as mock trials, simulated public and Congressional hearings, and other role playing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civil Law, Civil Liberties, Conflict...
Offering 33 essays that represent the best in current reading instruction, this book offers detailed insight into key issues and topics in the teaching of reading, including phonics and word skills, reading strategies, miscue analysis, the use of literature, cultural and linguistic diversity, and the needs of special populations. After an introduction ("Literacy Education as a Political Act" by Diane Stephens), essays in section 1, Teaching Phonics and Word Skills, are the following:...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Miscue Analysis, Phonics, Politics of...
The "Super Search Reprint" contains a background paper and 152 abstracts on the topic of curriculum-based assessment and curriculum-based measurement. A paper by Mark Shinn and others, titled "Curriculum-Based Assessment: A Comparison of Models" ("School Psychology Review," 1989, volume 18, number 3), presents four commonly used curriculum-based assessment models and compares them along a set of important dimensions, including: primary decision-making purpose,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Criterion Referenced Tests, Elementary...
This two-volume monograph on bilingualism, a "major, virtually untapped national resource," is based on three extensive field trips to current bilingual programs: (1) in the Northwest as far north as Barrow, Alaska; (2) the Southwest and Hawaii; and (3) from Dade County, Florida, north through Washington, New York, New England, and into Canada. In addition, almost all the bilingual programs in Texas were visited. This study presents a history of bilingual schooling, both in the United...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Annotated Bibliographies, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools, Bilingual Students,...
This document comprises the entire output of this journal for 1996. Article titles include the following: "Application of Learning Styles in Accelerative Learning and Teaching"; "Learning Styles: A Synthesized Model"; "Using Learning Styles in Education: Research and Problems"; "Teaching Students through Their Culturally Specific Learning Styles"; "Examining the Relation of Learning Styles and Vocational Choice"; "Effects of Supervisor...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Acceleration (Education), Adult Education, Career Choice, Cognitive Style, Culturally...
A two-tier intervention study was designed to provide descriptive models of constructivist learning environments supported by appropriate technology, as they emerged in project classroom. Tier 1 was a collective case study of approximately 150 classrooms in 5 southwestern states whose teachers received training in applying technology. Tier 2 consisted of detailed case studies of six teachers and how they created constructivist learning environments. The project focused on classrooms with high...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Active Learning, Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Computer Literacy, Computer...
Learning can only take place in an environment that reflects the teacher's care for all the students; that care includes the establishment and maintenance of good discipline. This book approaches the general topic of discipline from a historical perspective and from a contemporary point of view. It discusses punishment, order, and justice, and it shows teachers ways to approach the more serious problems attached to maintaining good discipline in the classroom, as well as ways of helping...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Behavior Theories, Classroom Techniques,...
Beginning Pashto is part of a set of materials for teaching oral and written Afghan Pashto. The Pashto writing system is taught in the first unit of the book and is used in the presentation of the material from then on. In the first three units, material is provided also in a romanized transcription. After that, the transcription of a word or phrase is given only when the word or phrase is introduced, or when pronunciation is the focus. Dialogues and readings on various topics (e.g. food,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Dialogs (Language), Foreign Countries, Grammar, Instructional Materials, Pashto,...
Four numbers of the journal contain a variety of articles on methods and programs of accelerative learning and teaching, including: "Music Therapy and Education"; "The Effects of Background Music on Vocabulary Learning"; "Terminating the Tyranny of Time from 21st Century Education"; "An Example of Limbic Learning"; "Orchestration of Internal Processing"; "Suggestive-Accelerative Learning and Teaching (SALT) with Learning Disabled and Other...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Acceleration (Education), Brain Hemisphere Functions, Classroom Techniques, Foreign...
An instructional manual for reference use in college and university teaching is presented, based on a 2-year study of the specific difficulties that students have in receptive communication (listening and reading) in introductory courses. Although the investigation focused primarily on the disciplines of psychology, physics, and philosophy, many of the instructional techniques are applicable in other disciplines. Seven types of difficulties in reading and listening were hypothesized for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Instruction, Concept Formation, Higher Education, Introductory Courses,...
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These four annual issues of WILLA (Women in Literature and Life Assembly) presents articles that focus on the crucial issues regarding the status and image of women and girls in every educational setting, from pre-kindergarten to continuing education. Articles and poetry in the first issue are: "On the Twentieth Anniversary of the Founding on NCTE's Women's Committee" (Aileen Pace Nilsen); "Remembering the Women" (Jeanne M. Gerlach); "The Acquisitive Maiden"...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal...